About Sustainable Schools
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) Pilot
Gould League's Training and Advisory Services
Schools in Victoria and NSW have undertaken an incredible journey. Around 350 schools in the two states took part in the AuSSI pilot from 2002-2004. NSW and Victoria were funded to develop alternative approaches to whole school sustainability. Both models have successfully demonstrated how to support a whole of school approach to environmental education in two of the largest education systems in Australia. Gould League and CERES were responsible for delivery of the Sustainable Schools pilot to 160 schools in Victoria.
A national roll-out of Sustainable Schools
Based on the success of the AuSSI pilot, the Federal Department of Environment and Heritage has now committed funding for a roll-out of Sustainable Schools across Australia.
As part of the national roll-out, Gould League is providing a comprehensive training program to the Queensland Environmentally Sustainable Schools Initiative (QESSI). For information on our training services, please contact Gould League on (03) 9532 0909 or email us. Information and prices are available on application.
Services to Schools
Gould League continues to offer Sustainable Schools to schools throughout Victoria. Sustainable Schools is appropriate for all schools - government, catholic and independent schools - and suitable for primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. For further information, visit
Services to Schools section or
complete our Schools' Information Request form below.
To find out more about how and why Sustainable Schools was developed and the principles and practices on which it is based, visit Background.
The following links provide more detail on how you can become involved in Sustainable Schools. We welcome your feedback and enquiries.